Expressive Arts Café

As the newest project launched in June 2020, the virtual Expressive Arts Café is a series of Zoom meetings featuring different topics ranging from poetry to musical interpretations, from vision boards to handmade crafts. You’ll be served espresso first every visit – a two-minute journaling response that you may or may not share. The Daily Special follows. We will always prepare you for your dining experience with knowledge of the planned workshop and theme. Our workshops include art-journaling, sharing an open mic, storytelling and more. Finally, before you exit, we’ll leave you with a little mint of gratitude to carry you through the rest of your day. All courteous friends are welcome, and creativity is not required! Email [email protected] to get on our notice list!

Upcoming Meeting:

Monday, June 12, 2023
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. ET
Register here

Hello. Happy June… I can’t believe it’s now almost summer. This month’s Café will be the last of the season, so you won’t want to miss it for that reason and because we’ll be featuring a process I use for those stress-heavy days when I use art for my aid. I call it Stress Relief Imaging. It’s akin to art-journaling, but there’s a process. You will definitely have to come and check it out.

As with art-journaling you will need some materials. We have some suggestions below. But remember, never let a lack of materials keep you from the café. If you have paper and a writing utensil, we can make it work for you.

So, please come join us for our Stress Relief Imaging Café on Monday, June 12 at 6 p.m. ET and leave with a new creative process to use on a stressful day. And remember to bring your favorite café drink, because we’re the Café right around the corner, getting to know your name 😊.

Suggested Materials
• Paper or journal
• Scissors, glue stick, magazines/printed materials for collage
• Colored paper or scrapbooking paper
• Colored pens, markers (you’ll want at least two colors)
• A calming picture or quote you’d like to build a page image with.
• If you have time, you can preview scenes and images from magazines that inspire calm and collect them for the Café.